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Hookipa ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.7
Difficulty Level: 2.7
Wind and Kite Surfing: 3.0
Crowds: 2.7

Overall: 3.1

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Hookipa Spot ID

Hookipa 01/07/2011 photo


Photo credit: Michael Santipadri

Maui, North Shore, Hookipa photo


Photo credit: James Griffith

Maui, North Shore, Hookipa photo


Photo credit: James Griffith

Type: reef

Reliability: fairly consistent

Best: Swell NNE | Wind S

Sea Temperature Today is: 24.6 °C

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Thursday, 24 January 2019, 03:11 Local time
Thursday 24
Wave (m) 2.1
Period (s) 16 15 15 15
Wind (km/h) 15
ESE 15
ESE 15
ESE 10
Wind State cross-

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Hookipa (Ho'okipa) in Maui is an exposed reef break that has fairly consistent surf. Winter is the optimum time of year for surfing at Ho'okipa. Offshore winds are from the south. Clean groundswells prevail and the best swell direction is from the north northeast. There are left and right breaking reefs. Surfable at all stages of the tide. It's sometimes crowded here. Watch out for urchins, rips, rocks, locals and sharks.

Hawaii, United States wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Kahului, 8 km from Hookipa.

IS AT (local time)

Hookipa Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Kahului Airport, 8 km from Hookipa.

light winds from the SE

Air temperature
20.0 °C

Current weather near Hookipa

Buoy Data:

At Pauwela, Maui, HI, 7 miles from Hookipa.

  11PM 12AM 1AM 2AM
Data Age 4 hr 3 hr 2 hr 1 hr
Wave height (m) 2.8
Dominant period (s) 14 17 17 17

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Overall Hookipa Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in January

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Town and city forecasts close to Hookipa:

  • Closest city location
    5 mi
  • Second closest city location
    94 mi
  • Third closest city location
    98 mi
  • Fourth closest city location
    98 mi
  • Fifth closest city location
    108 mi


  • The closest passenger airport to Hookipa is Kahului Airport (OGG) in Usa Maui Isl., 8 km (5 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Hookipa is Kapalua (Lahania-kapalua) Airport (JHM), also in Usa Maui Isl., 32 km (20 miles) away.
  • Third is Hana Airport (HNM) in Usa Maui Isl., 40 km (25 miles) away.
  • Lanai Airport (LNY) in Usa Lanai Isl. is 63 km (39 miles) away.
  • Molokai Airport (MKK) in Usa Molokai Isl. is the fifth nearest airport to Hookipa and is 79 km (49 miles) away.
Hookipa break location map and break info

This is the Surf-Forecast page for Hookipa, HAW - Maui. Use the tab navigation above to view Hookipa sea temperature, Hookipa photographs, Hookipa detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Hookipa webcams, current wind from HAW - Maui live weather stations and Hookipa tide predictions. The United States swell maps link will open up the big picture showing United States and the surrounding seas. These swell maps can be animated to show the different swell components, wave energy, wave period, wave heights, together with wind and weather forecasts, current weather and sea state observations from United States wave-buoys, passing ships and coastal weather stations. Each of the forecast pages for this surf break feature a global and regional wavefinder tool to locate the best surf conditions in the area around Hookipa.